Shipyard & Maritime Accident Lawyer in Newport News
Accepting Cases Throughout Hampton Roads
Accidents can occur in any location, including on the water and at job
sites. If your maritime accident was caused by the negligence of another
individual, you may be entitled to compensation as the injured victim
or surviving family member of another person who has lost his or her life.
If you are in such a situation, you should take legal action and gain
an understanding of maritime law and how it relates to your case. With
the legal guidance of the
Newport News personal injury attorney at our firm, your case can be effectively handled.
As a maritime worker, you face a number of inherent hazards based on the
environment. There are a variety of avenues of relief for injured workers,
including the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, which
is administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. In
addition, the federal act provides compensation and medical care to employees
who are disabled from injuries that result from an accident. Our firm
can help you select the right avenue for pursuing compensation.
Shipyard workers face various hazards that are innate parts of their jobs.
Government agencies and departments monitor the safety of shipyard activities
to ensure that workers are given every opportunity and precaution to maintain
a safe work environment.
With the already dangerous nature of the occupation, it does not help when
individuals act in a reckless manner. If you or a loved one has suffered
injury as the result of another individual's negligence, do not hesitate
to speak with our
Newport News personal injury attorney.
How to Pursue Compensation
You may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered injuries in a
shipyard accident. You can pursue compensation through a third-party liability
claim. Another avenue of relief for injured shipyard workers is the Longshore
and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), which is administered
by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. Under this act, all
maritime employees are covered. Employers are required to provide compensation
and medical benefits to their covered employees who have suffered injuries.
Injured employees can also file claims to receive compensation for disability.
Compensation may also be available for permanent impairment that restricts
10 days of the injury or
wrongful death, you must furnish a report to the deputy commissioner in the compensation
district in which the injury or death occurred. You must keep all necessary
documents and reports regarding your injury or the death of your loved
one in order to build a solid case. At Larry King Law, our Newport News
injury lawyer can help you prepare your case and apply for compensation.
We can help you pursue compensation under the LHWCA or any other appropriate
means. If you are denied benefits, we can help you
appeal your case.
Attentive Representation from Larry King Law
free case evaluation today to discuss your case with a member of our firm. Our lead attorney
has nearly 40 years of experience and can guide you through the process
of filing a claim or lawsuit.
Contact Larry King Law today for the legal counsel you need from our Newport News shipyard accident lawyer.